Newcastle United ave confirmed that Adam Armstrong has been sold.
It is the usual ‘undisclosed’ transfer fee but Sky Sports had previously said the deal was £1.75m initial fee, which could rise to £3m if hitting certain targets.
The deal sees Newcastle’s summer transfer activity now reach a profit of around £27m on the value of deals in and out this summer.
Three days until transfer deadline day.
Newcastle United official announcement:
‘Adam Armstrong has completed a permanent move to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.
Armstrong, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Ewood Park last term, has joined Rovers for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old came through the ranks at St. James’ Park, making his debut for the Magpies as a substitute at Fulham in March 2014 at the age of just 17.
Armstrong – who lifted the Under-20 World Cup with England in the summer of 2017 – made a total of 21 appearances for United, while he also spent time out on loan at Coventry City, Barnsley, Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn in recent seasons.
He now returns to Tony Mowbray’s side, who he helped win promotion from League One last term, on a permanent deal.
The club wishes Adam well for the future.’
Blackburn official announcement:
‘Rovers are delighted to announce the permanent signing of striker Adam Armstrong from Newcastle United.
The 21-year-old, who became an instant hit at Ewood Park during a successful loan spell last season, has signed a four-year deal, which will keep him at the club until June 2022.
A boyhood Newcastle fan, Armstrong joined his hometown team at the age of nine. He made his Premier League debut in 2014, aged just 17, and went on to make 21 appearances for the North East club.
He first linked up with manager Tony Mowbray during a loan spell at Coventry City in 2015-16, when he netted 20 league goals from 40 games and was rewarded with a place in the PFA’s League One Team of the Season – alongside then Gillingham ace Bradley Dack.
Following spells in the Championship with Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers, the England Under-20 World Cup winner arrived at Ewood on loan in January 2018 and played a major role in Rovers’ promotion back to the second tier.
The lightning-quick forward scored his first goal for the club on his 21st birthday – in a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Oldham Athletic – which marked the start of a remarkable goalscoring run, which saw him net nine times in as many games.
His late winner at Portsmouth, opener against Wigan Athletic and superb strike against Blackpool will all live long in the memory and Rovers fans can look forward to seeing the young hot-shot create many more memorable moments in a blue-and-white shirt over the next four years.
Armstrong, who made his England Under-21 debut at the end of May, becomes Rovers’ fourth summer signing, following on from Joe Rothwell, Jacob Davenport and Kasey Palmer, and he will wear the number 7 shirt.
It’s great to have you back, Arma!’